Your essay must follow the standard academic form: introduction with a “hook” and a specific thesis statement, body paragraphs that support the thesis, and a conclusion that offers final thoughts. Your title cannot be the same as the title of the story. The CGTC Rubric is used to assess this essay.
Primary source(s): You must cite the literature using MLA styling. Literature entries must appear on the Works Cited page. In-text parenthetical citations must be properly used in the body of the essay.
Secondary sources (Research): 3-5 sources from GALILEO and/or a reputable research source from the library (Google searches, Wikipedia, Schmoop, Cliffs Notes, etc. are not reputable sources). Additionally, the course textbook includes literary criticism for several stories. Research may not be limited to the story/stories you choose, rather it can focus on how the author uses a specific theme or literary device in his/her larger body of work. Literary criticism entries must appear on the Works Cited page. In-text parenthetical citations must be properly used in the body of the essay.
You are required to use secondary source research for this essay, however, do not use biographical information about the author.
Essays that contain more than 20% of secondary source material will earn a failing grade. Review the course syllabus for plagiarism reminders and policies